I am sooooooooooooo excited to share this next installment in my artist portrait series, since it features my favorite artists in the making- my neighbors! I adore the three children that live next door, as well as their parents! When Hunter and I went to drive by this house when I felt in my heart and soul that it would be ours, the girls were sitting out on their front porch. They looked so unbelievably cool, just sitting there observing what was going on… having recently moved down from New York City. Their parents, Maggie & Nate Fuller, bought the Starland Dairy and they are turning it into an amazing space in the Starland District… more to come on that soon! From their site: “Built in 1932, the Starland Dairy supplied milk to Savannah residents through the 1980s. Still a fixture in the neighborhood, it sits empty and abandoned, 30 years’ worth of art and graffiti coloring its iconic façade and tiled interiors. We are hoping to preserve the many layers of the building’s history, and restore its position as a focal point and gathering place for the community. Sometime in 2018.” Check out their website here and follow their progress here.
Anywho, I knew when I first saw the girls hanging out on their front porch that we would buy the house next door and be friends. I was so right!!! Aside from my excitement about the revival of the Starland Dairy, I adore the Fullers because their children bring so much joy and laughter to my life. They are hilarious! I especially love when Malin, the middle child opens my mail slot to yell “CALLIE! CAN YOU COME OUTSIDE TO PLAY WITH US!?” It cracks me up every time. On this day a few weeks ago the girls came over and we did some painting on the porch, as captured with my Pentax Spotomatic vintage camera from the 1970’s on Portra 400 film. Maggie walked over with some dark & stormy’s on hand and also played photographer to this first photo below… which is one of my new favorite photos! I am just crazy about these films scans! I can not wait to have them printed.